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2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna
2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna

Proving that Americans are in love with neither 5-door hatches nor diesel engines, Mazda chose the Bologna Auto Show (Motor Show di Bologna for those of you fluent in Italian) to introduce the cheeky five-door hatchback version of its new Mazda3. The vehicle is powered by, among other engine...Read More»

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Auto Market Woes Dim Auto Show Glimmer

Market realities are forcing automakers to pull back or pull out of their crowning events: the beloved auto show. The Los Angeles Times reports that GM has nixed plans to introduce its new Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CTS Coupe at the LA Auto Show next week; that Chrysler is forcing local dealers to...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed
The 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Gets Speed, Too

Introduced here at the London motor show today, the new 2009 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed edition is the most powerful four-door car the company has ever produced, according to the Crewe-based automaker. The Speed's 12-cylinder engine turns out 600 horsepower, good for a 0-60 mph time of...Read More»

2008 Honda OSM Concept
London 2008: Honda OSM Concept

The 2008 Honda OSM concept is live on the stand at the London Motor Show, and that might be the last place you see it. Though there's been plenty of conjecture that this is a styling study for a new S2000 or some other exotic sportscar, the OSM--for Open Study Model--is a dead-end progeny of...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta: It's What's Inside That Counts

As Ford introduced the production version of its new Fiesta today at the London motor show, it became clear even through the smoke generated by fireworks on stage: the Fiesta looks great, but it has a long uphill climb in the U.S. unless Americans feel like it's big enough to replace their larger...Read More»

Opel Insignia
Opel Insignia: The Once and Future-ish Saturn

Last week when GM vice chairman Bob Lutz spoke with TheCarConnection.com about the Saturn Aura, he explained that the plan had been to "short-cycle" the current Aura and bring this new Opel Insignia to the States as a Saturn. Now with Saturn being re-evaluated--could it be all small cars once...Read More»

Opel Insignia
TheCarConnection.com Swings with the London Motor Show

What's it like to love cars in a city with traffic-clogged streets overrun by zero-emission taxis, underpinned by hundreds of miles of Underground trains, and encircled by four hugely congested airports--not to mention haunted by $8-a-gallon gasoline and the odd congestion tax? The answer is, it's...Read More»

2009 Lotus Evora
London Motor Show: 2009 Lotus Evora

Last week we told you about the new Lotus 2+2 project, developed under the codename Eagle. Today, I'm reporting from the London Motor Show, where Lotus has confirmed that the name of the new two-seater will be Evora. The 2009 Lotus Evora, like the smaller two-seat Elise, uses a blend of...Read More»

2009 Lotus
Lotus Eagle Project: First Photos

Lotus has released a teaser picture and some information on its long-anticipated 2+2, mid-engine sports car, termed Project Eagle. The model, which has been otherwise termed the GT, will get an official name when Lotus pulls the official wraps off at the British Motorshow in London next week. The...Read More»

2005 Opel Vectra OPC
Opel Dumping Vectra Name

At last summer’s British Motor Show Vauxhall launched the new Corsa supermini. At next year’s event it looks like it will be the Vectra. Jonathan Browning, GM Europe vice-president of sales, marketing and aftersales – as well as chairman of Vauxhall, the U.S. company’s UK division –...Read More»

2007 Peugeot 308
Peugeot Shows Off New 308

French firm Peugeot has unveiled its latest entry into the highly competitive European small family hatchback sector – and there are no prizes for guessing the name of the successor to the 306 and 307. The 308 will make its official debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale...Read More»

2007 Buick Riviera Concept (China)
GM Wows China – But Still Fixing America

“Our goal isn’t to survive another ten years and keep winnowing down,” General Motors Chairman Rick Wagoner told TheCarConnection.com at an appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show, on Friday. The CEO of the world’s largest automaker said his top priority remains fixing GM’s troubled North...Read More»

2007 Roewe W2 concept
Roewe Takes on China – and VW

If the badge on the bonnet of the Roewe W2 Concept looks familiar, it’s no wonder. It was liberally lifted from the old Rover brand logo. But in this case, no one is complaining about the theft of intellectual property rights – a common concern withChina. That’s because a chunk of the...Read More»

2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept
2007 Audi Cross Coupe Concept

Audi’s big news for this week’s Shanghai auto show comes in the form of the Cross Coupé quattro, which it dubs a blend of sports car and crossover. The four-seat concept clearly tells you what it is capable of and whose engineering matches this standard — on all roads, under all...Read More»

2007 Buick Park Avenue
China’s Boom Squeezes Automakers

There’s been a steady rain falling for days over here inShanghai, but it hasn’t dampened the palpable optimism you can feel as this sprawling river city prepares for its upcoming motor show. And there are plenty of reasons why everyone is upbeat – even though the boom in the Chinese market is...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Neeza concept
2006 Beijing Auto Show, Part II

Volkswagen Neeza Volkswagen’s Neeza concept car was warmly received in Beijing and boasts suicide doors along with a roomy, versatile, and technologically advanced interior. Designed in Shanghai , by Chinese for the Chinese market, the 181-inch-long vehicle with a 102.4-inch wheelbase is...Read More»

2006 Maybach 62
2006 Beijing Auto Show

GM PlansChina Hybrids in 2007 General Motors Corp. is planning to introduce hybrid vehicles in China in 2007. Kevin Wale, president and managing director, said during a breakfast meeting with reporters prior to the opening of the Beijing Motor Show that hybrids will play an important role in GM’s...Read More»

2006 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan ZX4 S Open Doors
2006 British Motor Show

Press day at this year's British Motor Show was hotter than hell inLondon's Excel exhibition centre. Ford was playing it cool with a 6.5-ton ice sculpture of the new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, hand-crafted in a freezer over two weeks by experts who could only do 40-minute shifts because of the cold...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Entourage 4-door Wagon Limited Trunk
2007 Hyundai Entourage Goes On Odyssey

Backed by a charming chorus of kids dressed up as doctors, scientists, and airbags—yes, airbags—the new Hyundai Entourage minivan bowed at the Chicago show, positioned as a serious threat to the Honda Odyssey. To that goal, the Entourage comes with a raft of standard gear and safety equipment...Read More»